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Bolsonaro revokes a bill to loosen gun control laws

Wednesday, June 26th 2019 - 09:20 UTC
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After the Senate rejected a decree last week, Bolsonaro decided on Tuesday to revoke it and reconsider his strategy After the Senate rejected a decree last week, Bolsonaro decided on Tuesday to revoke it and reconsider his strategy

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday reversed a move to loosen gun control laws by presidential decree, in a strategic retreat after lawmakers pushed back on one of the far-right leader’s key campaign promises.

In May, Bolsonaro signed decrees easing restrictions on importing and carrying guns and buying ammunition, which needed congressional approval to become permanent law. After the Senate rejected a decree last week, Bolsonaro decided on Tuesday to revoke it and reconsider his strategy.

The former army captain vowed last year to crack down on crime and ease access to guns, rolling back decades of arms control efforts as many Brazilians clamored for a dramatic response to rising violent crime.

Bolsonaro’s reversal on Tuesday, published in a late edition of the government’s official gazette, contradicted comments made just hours earlier by his spokesman Otávio Rêgo Barros that the president would not revoke the guns decree.

Bolsonaro also sent a new bill to Congress on Tuesday that aims to loosen restrictions on the possession of arms in rural areas, Senate President Davi Alcolumbre wrote on his Twitter account.

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  • :o))

    REF: “bill to loosen gun control laws”:

    Coming Up Very s00n - bill to loosen Drug-Control Laws?:

    MAKES SENSE TOO:

    In many parts of South America, chewing of Coca-Leaves is a part of a tradition/culture + is 100% LEGAL!

    https://www.pragmatismopolitico.com.br/2019/06/policia-espanha-drogas-em-aviao-da-fab.html

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 11:47 am 0
  • DemonTree

    “Brasil virou um país tão Sui generis que, enquanto o ministro da Justiça está no DEA falando sobre ”combate às drogas“, o avião presidencial está traficando cocaína na Espanha.”

    ROFL. I thought that was Paraguay's speciality!

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 02:32 pm 0
  • :o))

    @DemonTree

    REF: ROFL. I thought that was Paraguay's specialty!

    Coincidentally, I had already prophesized a long time ago that a day is not at all too far away; when a president can surely either be a Drug Addict or a Drug-Trafficker or a Religious Leader or BOTH! Funny to know that a prophecy, in fact, is ACTUALLY a REALITY!

    Jun 26th, 2019 - 03:32 pm 0
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